Beginners DIY Plumbing Skills

How much do you really know about the plumbing in your home?

It turns out that many of the more expensive issues in your home are actually caused by plumbing leaks. Often these issues seem hard to identify, or are ignored because they seem to do difficult to reolve. Ignoring them means that they often get worse, and the issue just becomes more expensive to resolve

That’s why we’re here to give you a thorough introduction into how plumbing works in your home and where those pesky common issues can be found.

While we won’t turn you into a plumber overnight, we will equip you with essential plumbing skills and knowledge that will empower you to confidently identify and resolve potential plumbing issues.

Get ready to build your DIY Plumbing Confidence.

Discover the essential rule in DIY plumbing: mastering the art of isolating your water supply.

Our workshop is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills to identify and resolve potential isolation issues within your own home.

Immerse yourself in a comprehensive hands-on experience, where you’ll gain practical expertise in handling various types of plumbing pipework, fittings, and tools.

This workshop goes beyond the basics, teaching you good practice and demystifying the inner workings of plumbing.

And the best part?                 

                                         You might not even get wet!

At the end of the day, our goal is to equip you with a thorough understanding of how plumbing should work and give you the confidence to make sure that it does.

As with all our practical DIY workshops, this will be very hands-on. You will get to use plumbing tools and fittings, so that you feel confident to deal with issues at home.

We will provide all materials, tools etc. However, if you want to bring along your own tools, ongoing projects etc. then feel free to do so.

We also have hot drinks – tea, coffee etc. Feel free to bring your own additional refreshments, if you want to.

What to bring…….

We recommend wearing old clothing, and sturdy shoes.
If you would like to bring your own PPE (Personal Protectve Equipment), please feel free to do so. We will proide PPE, but we know that some people would prefer to use their own. (We recommend that you mark them up with your names, so that you can identify them)

Find bePractical DIY Workshop

Access to the the bePractical DIY Workshop is via the front door, in the  Brislington Hill parade of shops. The shop has been been cunningly hidden behind the large  scaffolding installation currently surrounding Gilton House. Head towards St Peter’s Hospice Shop, and you will see  bePractical DIY Workshop just on the left, behind the scaffolding.

There is free parking to the rear of our DIY workshop, accessed from Glenarm Walk.

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Getting to bePractical DIY Courses by Public Transport
by Bus

X39/39 – Bristol Bus Station  to Bath City Centre (via Temple Meads)
96  –  Hengrove Park to Brislington Sq/West Town Lidl
178 –  Bristol to Radstock
349 – Bristol Bus Station to Keynsham (via Temple Meads)
435 –  Bristol to Keynsham
514 –  Brislington
668 – Bristol to Peasedown St John
A4 –    Airdecker (Bristol Airport to Bath)


Can be taken to Brislington Hill

Join a DIY Club…….

Why not join one of our DIY clubs and practise your newly-learnt skills? Time and space to improve at your own pace, using our tools and materials. 

Tuesday Evening

Beginners DIY Club

Early Summer 2024

Starting 21st May 2024

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 11th June

Women-only DIY Club

Wednesday Evenings

Early Summer 2024

Starting 22nd May

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 12th June